Department

A department is a part of a larger organization with a specific responsibility. For the division of organizations into departments, see departmentalization.

In particular:

  • A department store is a retail store that includes many specialized departments such as clothing or household items.
  • Part of a state or municipal government:
    • Fire department
    • Police department
  • In the US military:
    • "Department" is a term used by the U.S. Army, mostly prior to World War I.
    • A naval Department is a section devoted to one of several major tasks.
  • In the magazine context:

Department may also refer to:


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Synonyms:
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